An updated version of the School Programs is in preparation and will be included shortly.
ABA - Applied Behaviour Analysis
Applied behaviour analysis, commonly referred to as 'ABA' is a systematic method of supporting and/or altering behaviour. It involves studying behaviour (via observation), analysing the steps involved in producing a behaviour, and then teaching or modifying these steps one at a time. The principles of behaviour therapy have been developed through more than 50 years of scientific research.
A breakfast club is run three times a week. On Monday and Wednesday it is run in conjunction with the Primary School. On Friday the students in the ESC have a more formal breakfast where they practice table manners; using a knife and fork, and a variety of other skills.
A variety of community access options are offered to the students each year i.e. Ten Pin Bowling, local Library, local Recreation Centre, access public transport.
Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communications Handicapped Children
TEACCH is a 'whole life' approach aimed at supporting children, adolescents, and adults with autism through the provision of visual information, structure, and predictability (Cumine, Leach, & Stevenson, 2000).
Emphasis is placed on providing continuity of services to people with autism and their families. Consequently, the program caters for children as young as two years of age and continues to support them well into adulthood (Jordan et al., 1998).